STAR full-back Chloe Rollie celebrated her player of the match performance in Scotland’s 14-12 win against Italy by promising that this season’s revival is only the start for this team.
“The determination is there, the belief is there, we all know we can do it,” she said. “The first 20 minutes was a bit shaky but once we got into the groove of how we wanted to play we knew we could press on.
“To get the two tries was important, we had been a bit heads down but that perked us up and got us going again. There is a huge difference, on the pitch and off the pitch we won’t let things drop, we stop and lift ourselves back up again to where we want it to be. The work rate is huge.”
Rollie had played a huge role in claiming the win, with her two first-half tries, both converted from tricky positions by hooker Lana Skelton, pulling Scotland back from a 12-0 deficit and giving them the platform to dominate the second half.
This was Scotland’s first win over Italy since 2009, and the first time since 2006 the women have won two games in a season.